Have you ever read through the Bible? When's the first time you did it?
I'll be honest. I sludged through most of it one year in college. Since then, it's been hit or miss some years, but I've gotten to where I try to read it at least once a year. One year, I did it in three months with a friend. That was intense, but it was also doable.
Why is it so hard to make time to dig into God's word and learn the story of how we got to be where we are? Shouldn't we want to know all we can about the God we serve and love?
My six-year-old does.
The congregation we worship with has a thing called the 66 Club. What that means is that when a child learns all 66 books of the Bible, he or she can get a Bible of their own. We have a little presentation at the end of each school year where all the kids who've said their books of the Bible that year get their new Bibles handed to them in front of everyone. It's great.
My daughter joined the 66 Club in the last few years and finally got her Bible back at the end of May. Talk about excited! It was PINK! And it had her name on the front! And it was all hers.
So, what did she do with it besides show it off to anyone who would listen?
You got it. She started reading it. Opened it up to the very beginning and dove in, skipping over the words she couldn't figure out (which we all do--admit it). She made it all the way through the story of Noah before really slowing down.
How many adults do that? Get a new Bible and immediately dive in? Not many, I bet.
My six-year-old has a lot to teach us, doesn't she? Got a Bible? Go read some!
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